The Springfield 561 (47mm)
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The Springfield 561 (47mm)

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The Springfield 561 (47mm)
The Springfield 561 (47mm)
The Springfield 561 (47mm)
The Springfield 561 (47mm)
The Springfield 561 (47mm)
The Springfield 561 (47mm)
The Springfield 561 (47mm)
The Springfield 561 (47mm)
The Springfield 561 (47mm)
The Springfield 561 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 561 unique: Today, we’re incredibly happy to present this truly remarkable and sophisticated watch that was initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1927 — the Springfield 561. This watch boasts an impressively-fashionable dial with an unforgettable, intricate center design. The dial also displays a glimmering subdial and stone-colored numerals that match its aged background, as well as dark gray diamond kite watch hands. We paired this striking pocket watch with our gleaming Machined Titanium case and topped it off with a nickel-plated crown. Our Machined Titanium case boasts an open back, showcasing the pocket watch’s original 279-grade open-face movement with a stylish engraving that reads “Paramount.” The movement also comes with a double roller safety action, Going barrel, nickel finish, and pendant setting. Finally, the back of the piece displays a ¾ plate with 21 jewels and beautiful gold-plated gears. We equipped this one-of-a-kind watch with our comfortable and stunning Stone leather strap, complementing this antique watch’s distinct palette.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured the Springfield 561’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1927 — the same year that the Chicago Civic Opera Company made history with their rendition of Faust, as this was the first time that an opera was broadcast over a national radio network. The company held the play at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. The landmark auditorium — which is located inside Roosevelt University — still hosts numerous performances today.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Illinois Watch Company. We call this model "The Springfield" because the company was located in Springfield, Illinois.

Originally called the Springfield Watch Company, Illinois came to Springfield, Illinois in 1869 while the "modern" watch industry was fairly new but highly promising. City officials felt that the addition of industry to the city of Springfield would be excellent for the city's growth. However, after a series of failures and re-brandings, the company had a slow start until 1903 when they decided to manufacture high-quality watches only. Eventually making some of the most beautiful watches of their time, the company sold to Hamilton in 1927. Hamilton continued producing watches under the Illinois name for some time, but the original Springfield factory no longer stands.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4926604
  • Manufacture Year: 1927
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 561 unique: Today, we’re incredibly happy to present this truly remarkable and sophisticated watch that was initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1927 — the Springfield 561. This watch boasts an impressively-fashionable dial with an unforgettable, intricate center design. The dial also displays a glimmering subdial and stone-colored numerals that match its aged background, as well as dark gray diamond kite watch hands. We paired this striking pocket watch with our gleaming Machined Titanium case and topped it off with a nickel-plated crown. Our Machined Titanium case boasts an open back, showcasing the pocket watch’s original 279-grade open-face movement with a stylish engraving that reads “Paramount.” The movement also comes with a double roller safety action, Going barrel, nickel finish, and pendant setting. Finally, the back of the piece displays a ¾ plate with 21 jewels and beautiful gold-plated gears. We equipped this one-of-a-kind watch with our comfortable and stunning Stone leather strap, complementing this antique watch’s distinct palette.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured the Springfield 561’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1927 — the same year that the Chicago Civic Opera Company made history with their rendition of Faust, as this was the first time that an opera was broadcast over a national radio network. The company held the play at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. The landmark auditorium — which is located inside Roosevelt University — still hosts numerous performances today.

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